HC Deb 05 December 1983 vol 50 cc39-40W
41. Mr. Sackville

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make an early statement on proposed electrification of the Manchester to Preston railway line.

Mr. David Mitchell

I understand that the railways board is considering the case for electrifying the line from Manchester to Preston, but it is for it to decide whether to make an investment proposal.